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Today's great quote comes from Art Coley of Alphagraphics. AlphaGraphics, Inc. plans, produces and manages visual communications for businesses at nearly 300 owner-operated, locally-based business centers worldwide. It is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the AlphaGraphics network. Here is part of the transcript.

I tell you, Marty, you said something earlier, I was saying earlier about that nearly ten years of restaurant ownership. There were months, and we were not a franchise; there were months Marty where I begged for somebody to send a royalty check to if somebody could bring me some turnkey marketing programs if somebody could bring me some training solutions that were already ready to go for the employees and how to hire them and who is the right person, how to recruit them. Suppose somebody could bring me a process for creating more traffic at my restaurant or an operational workflow and checklist. Marty, I believe, I believe, and I've had people, great people like Bud Hadfield, and I can go down the list of just the names of people in my cell phone that I can call anytime. I mean John Luther over at Duncan Brands and Jim Amos, who run OLED mailboxes, etc. You know all these names. I'm honored to be on your show today just knowing those guys. People like that are people that you've interviewed. And franchising, I believe, is the greatest invention for small business ownership. Because franchising doesn't change the fact that you are still a small business owner, all franchising should do; my job as president of Alpha Graphics, is to take people who have decided they want to be a small business owner and they want to do it in this arena of providing visual communication solutions, whether that's a document solution or marketing solution

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